Friday, August 14, 2009

Watch Team Rider Solomon Ortiz surf in this event LIVE!

August 15th - 22nd

Who: It will feature 80 of the Hawaii's top pro surfers including last year's champion Flynn Novak will be joined by Davey Boy Gonsalves, Makuakai Rothman, Daniel Jones, Myles Padaca, Marcus Hickman, Kekoa Cazimero and many more will be battling for not only a shot at the Sponsor Me Hawaii Pro Am title, but also the chance for the top placing locals a crack at earning a slot into the prestigious VansTriple Crown of Surfing this winter on the North Shore.

What: The Sponsor Me Hawaii Pro Am a WQS 1* rated ASP Hawaii Event with a $10,000 prize purse.

When: The Sponsor Me Hawaii will run over the best two days of surf during the holding period of Saturday, August 15 through the 22nd.

The premier spot on the South Shore of Oahu—Ala Moana bowls, brah! Tune into and check out the action at Bowls!

About Ala Moana Bowls:
Ala Moana has starred in over 30 surf videos including “Endless Summer” and “Tales of the Seven Seas” which includes a scene that perfectly characterizes the spot - massive tubes, boards flying, ruthless drop-ins, and the climactic conclusion of a catamaran being capsized by a cleanup set. One of the best places to surf in Hawaii, Ala Moana Bowls is a popular spot on Oahu. It’s an exposed reef break with consistent surf. This left-hand reef break is the symbol of great South Shore waves. Packed and very competitive, it’s virtually reserved for locals who know how to surf inside the bowl. Ala Moana is a long wave with a few different tube sections and a range of takeoff spots. The bowl is just that-an inside-out section halfway in that forms between the Ala Moana boating channel and the Pacific Ocean. It holds waves of 4 to 12 feet. The takeoff is steep and fast; getting caught behind is risky. It’s most ideal when a south swell detonates on the initial bowl section. The water next to the reef has been dredged for the harbor so the swells are unique. Ala Moana Bowls is at its best in summertime due to the south swells that provide the surfing community a much needed opportunity to win valuable WQS points at home breaks. These points will count towards qualification for the 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the 2009 elite World Championship Tour.

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